Ketubot

A Ketubah is a legal marriage document between the couple, signed by two witnesses before the marriage ceremony. It is usually read under the Chuppah-Wedding Canopy during the ceremony by the Officiant.  It is displayed for the guests to see. Today Ketubot are beautiful pieces of Art.  Many couples will frame their ketubah and display it in their home to remind them of the new and wonderful life they will share together as a married couple.


Coral Vines Ketubah
Sku: coral-vines-ketubah-by-cindy-michael
$120.00
Cosmic Fusion Ketubah
Sku: cosmic-fusion-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Creation Ketubah
Sku: creation-ketubah-by-allyson-block
$300.00
Creation Ketubah
Sku: creation-ketubah-by-susie-lubell
$220.00
Creation-Life-Energy Ketubah
Sku: creation-life-energy-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
Crown Ketubah
Sku: crown-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$250.00
CUPOLA a window to the world Ketubah
Sku: cupola-a-window-to-the-world-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Cycle of Life Ketubah
Sku: cycle-of-life-ketubah-by-nehama-samson
$90.00
Dance of Life Ketubah
Sku: dance-of-life-ketubah-by-cindy-michael
$180.00
Dancing Couple Ketubah
Sku: dancing-couple-ketubah-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Dancing Poppies
Sku: dancing-poppies-by-sivia-katz
$150.00
Dawnings Ketubah
Sku: dawnings-ketubah-by-jill-sykes
$290.00
Decorative Tablets Ketubah
Sku: decorative-tablets-ketubah-by-pamela-feldman-hill
$150.00
Deer Ketubah - No Backing
Sku: deer-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Destiny Ketubah
Sku: destiny-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Distant Shores Ketubah
Sku: distant-shores-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Divinity Ketubah
Sku: divinity-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Dodi Li Ketubah
Sku: dodi-li-ketubah-by-joanne-fink
$75.00
Dodi Li Ketubah
Sku: dodi-li-ketubah-by-melanie-dankowicz
$599.00
Dodi Li Ketubah
Sku: dodi-li-ketubah-by-sivia-katz
$225.00
Double Ring Ketubah
Sku: double-ring-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
Double Tree Ketubah in Beige
Sku: double-tree-ketubah-in-beige-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Double Tree Ketubah in Light Blue
Sku: double-tree-ketubah-in-light-blue-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Double Tree Ketubah in Light Green
Sku: double-tree-ketubah-in-light-green-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Double Tree Ketubah in Yellow and Green
Sku: double-tree-ketubah-in-yellow-and-green-by-nehama-samson
$150.00
Dragonfly Ketubah
Sku: dragonfly-ketubah-by-joanne-fink
$200.00
Dreamcatcher Ketubah
Sku: dreamcatcher-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Drop of Love Ketubah
Sku: drop-of-love-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Duet Ketubah
Sku: duet-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Duet of the Beloveds Ketubah
Sku: duet-of-the-beloveds-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
Earth Mandala Ketubah
Sku: earth-mandala-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
East Square Ketubah
Sku: east-square-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$150.00
East Sun Ketubah
Sku: east-sun-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Eco (13'' x 20'') Ketubah
Sku: eco-13-x-20-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$160.00
Eco (20'' x 26'') Ketubah
Sku: eco-20-x-26-ketubah-by-ardyn-halter
$220.00
Eden - The Stone of Timna Ketubah
Sku: eden-the-stone-of-timna-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Eden Ketubah
Sku: eden-ketubah-by-cindy-michael
$75.00
Eden Ketubah
Sku: eden-ketubah-by-howard-fox
$300.00
Elegance 3D Ketubah Birds Silk Blues
Sku: elegance-3d-ketubah-birds-silk-blues-by-enya-keshet
$858.00
MSRP: $900.00 Save: $42.00
Elegance 3D Ketubah Birds Silk White
Sku: elegance-3d-ketubah-birds-silk-white-by-enya-keshet
$858.00
MSRP: $900.00 Save: $42.00
Elegance 3D Ketubah Silver Moon Palace Sea Gree
Sku: elegance-3d-ketubahsilver-moon-palace-sea-green-by-enya-keshet
$858.00
MSRP: $900.00 Save: $42.00
Elegance 3D Ketubah Silver Moon Palace White
Sku: elegance-3d-ketubah-silver-moon-palace-white-by-enya-keshet
$858.00
MSRP: $900.00 Save: $42.00
Elegance 3D Ketubah Tuscany Gold
Sku: elegance-3d-ketubah-tuscany-gold-by-enya-keshet
$848.00
MSRP: $900.00 Save: $52.00
Elegance 3D Ketubah Tuscany White
Sku: elegance-3d-ketubah-tuscany-white-by-enya-keshet
$848.00
MSRP: $900.00 Save: $52.00
Elephants Round Ketubah - No Backing
Sku: elephants-round-ketubah-no-backing-by-enya-keshet
$384.00
MSRP: $395.00 Save: $11.00
Embrace Ketubah
Sku: embrace-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
Embrace Ketubah
Sku: embrace-ketubah-by-stephanie-adler
$300.00
Embrace(Figs) Ketubah
Sku: embracefigs-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Endless Moments (Gold) Ketubah
Sku: endless-moments-gold-ketubah-by-robert-saslow
$260.00
Endless Moments (Silver) Ketubah
Sku: endless-moments-silver-ketubah-by-robert-saslow
$260.00
Eretz Ketubah
Sku: eretz-ketubah-by-gad-almaliah
$200.00
Eternity Ketubah
Sku: eternity-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Evening of Roses Ketubah
Sku: evening-of-roses-ketubah-by-nishima-kaplan
$375.00
Evening Star Ketubah
Sku: evening-star-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
Everlasting Ketubah
Sku: everlasting-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
Everlasting Love
Sku: everlasting-love-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Fall Flower Ketubah
Sku: fall-flower-ketubah-by-nava-shoham
$200.00
Falling Blossoms Ketubah
Sku: falling-blossoms-ketubah-by-stephanie-caplan
$400.00
Falling Leaf Ketubah
Sku: falling-leaf-ketubah-by-daniel-sroka
$350.00
Festivals Ketubah
Sku: festivals-ketubah-by-mickie-caspi
$120.00
Field Ketubah
Sku: field-ketubah-by-susie-lubell
$220.00
Fire Ketubah
Sku: fire-ketubah-by-daniel-sroka
$350.00
First Kiss Ketubah
Sku: first-kiss-ketubah-by-amy-fagin
$260.00
By: Amy Fagin
First Love Ketubah
Sku: first-love-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Flamenco
Sku: flamenco-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Flamenco Ketubah
Sku: flamenco-ketubah-by-ruth-rudin
$260.00
Flames Ketubah
Sku: flames-ketubah-by-daniel-sroka
$350.00

Language and Terminology

Orthodox Ketuvot are invariably written in Aramaic. 

Although the terminology used by various communities is very similar, there can be differences depending on several factors, such as a community’s customs, whether this is a first or second marriage, and suchlike. 

For instance, Ashkenazim are accustomed to simply write 100 or 200 Zuz, an ancient Babylonian currency, in the Ketuvah, whereas the Sephardic custom is to cite an additional monetary sum in the national currency.  However, the groom always commits himself therein to honor, feed and support his wife.

A Ketuvah also grants a lien to the wife on any real estate and other property belonging to the groom, which can be claimed against in cases of divorce. A husband, though, is entitled to benefit from any property that his wife owns or gets from her father, although she retains ownership.

One should consult with the officiating Rabbi about the terminology he requires in each case.  The officiating Rabbi should also be consulted about whether he is particular about anything else.

Apart from that, though, Judaism is not particular about design or artwork used in a Ketuvah, and we have many designs for you to choose from.

A Ketuvah, is it a Rabbinical or Torah Requirement?

It is debateable whether a Ketuvah is required by the Torah, or whether that is only required by the Torah for a virgin bride, whereas divorced and other women are required by Rabbinical decree to have a Ketuvah, so that a husband will think twice before divorcing his wife.  Were it to be cheap and easy to get divorced, a woman would not feel secure, and she would be constantly worried about divorce.